This Week in Gluttony
There are no tricks, just treats this week. They take the form of beer and candy pairings, a ghoulish whiskey dinner, and even a frightening fun run through a Fort Worth cemetery that ends with tacos and cocktails. A vodka release party and a three-day ethnic food festival round out the week. Cheers to a "ghoulicious" Halloween week.
Tuesday, October 30
Halloween Candy Beer Flight at Brewed
What goes best with an Almond Joy? A German Hefeweizen, of course. Trick-or-treat in adult fashion with a Halloween-themed beer pairing. Try four craft beers paired with four popular Halloween candies, including Junior Mints, Snickers and Sour Patch Kids. The spooktacular pairing is $10 and available through Halloween.
Wednesday, October 31
The Haunting of Whiskey Ranch: Murder Mystery Dinner
Forgo trick-or-treating for an evening of hilarious hauntings at Whiskey Ranch, where guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dessert and TX Whiskey cocktails while solving an entertaining murder mystery. Costumes are encouraged but not required. Snag seats now for $90 per person. Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.
Friday, November 2
Romanian Food Festival
It’s the 13th year for the Saint Mary’s Romanian Orthodox Church festival in Colleyville, which brings patrons a taste of traditional Romanian culture in the form of music, dance, and food. Think cabbage rolls, parmesan pork cuts, polenta with feta and sour cream, skinless sausage, oven-baked drumsticks, and more. Don’t miss the Romanian doughnuts, too. Beer and wine will also be for sale, and everything can be purchased a la carte with tickets. The festival will run Friday through Sunday, and admission is free.
Dia de los Veggies at Righteous Foods
In a health-conscience twist on the traditional Dia de los Muertos Mexican holiday, the clean-eating restaurant is celebrating food for the living — not the dead. The $15 ticket includes a taco and a cocktail along with DJ music, local art, a palm reader, and the opportunity to run a potentially spine-tingling 5K — the route takes runners around nearby Greenwood Cemetery and back. (Some personal records may be broken.) The run will start at 6 pm sharp, followed by festivities back at the restaurant, from 6:30-9:30 pm.
BLK EYE Bottle Launch Party at BlackEyed Distilling
Try infused vodkas and craft cocktails at this South Fort Worth distillery, which is housed in historic Fire Station No. 5. The party is in celebration of BlackEyed’s second limited-edition label, created by beloved Fort Worth artist Nancy Lamb, who’ll be on-site for bottle signings. The event will run from 5-8 pm, and admission is free.